Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London. Prior to this he was the Professor of Chinese Politcs and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He led the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) funded by the European Union from 2011 to 2014. He is an Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London.
His main interests are in the politics and society of modern China, in its international relations and its political economy.
He completed a PhD at Leeds University in Modern Chinese Language and Politics in 2004, which has since been published as "The Cultural Revolution in the Inner Mongolian Region of the People's Republic of China 1966-1969: A Function of Language, Violence and Politics".
Kerry Brown has been published in most major newspapers, commenting on China and Asia, including the New York Times, The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Australian Financial Review, the Australian, the South China Morning Post, and the Financial Times. He has also been interviewed since 2006 by the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Bloomberg, ABC and other outlets.